The Wenger family has been growing grapes in the Shenandoah Valley since before the Civil War. Today, at Wenger Grape Farms in Augusta County Wendy Wenger Hochstedler, and her husband, Mark Hochstedler continue the tradition of Wendy’s parents, Dave and Mim Wenger and Wendy’s grandparents, the late Paul & Martha Wenger. The Wenger family began farming at the current location in 1938, where they primarily raise Concord and Niagara table grapes.
Now in the third generation of Wenger farmers, the tradition continues of growing some of the best grapes we’ve ever tasted! With peak harvest times beginning in early September and lasting for just six weeks, the Wengers take full advantage by offering a pick-your-own experience on the farm, and sell to local retailers and wholesalers, at the Charlottesville City Market, and to wineries throughout the state.